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Question: Why are there no photographs of James Madison!?
James Madison outlived Abraham Lincoln, of whom there are plenty of photographic depictions!.!.!.
Why was James Madison, the principal author of the United States constitution and Founding Father, never photographed!?
On a related note, are there any photos of any of the Founding Fathers!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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Madison died in 1836, nearly 30 years before Lincoln died!. Photography wasn't popular in the US at the time of his death!. Instead the status symbol was to have a professional artist paint your portrait!. Where portraits are concerned, there are many of Madison, especially in DC!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

ya what the painting girl lady said also cause he hated reporters and because he thought cameras(if invented) were overrated!. most of that was 4 funWww@QuestionHome@Com

Cameras had not been invented then!. It would had to be a painting!.

"The first successful picture was produced in June/July 1827 by Niépce, using material that hardened on exposure to light!. This picture required an exposure of eight hours!.

On 4 January 1829 Niépce agreed to go into partnership with Louis Daguerre !. Niépce died only four years later, but Daguerre continued to experiment!. Soon he had discovered a way of developing photographic plates, a process which greatly reduced the exposure time from eight hours down to half an hour!. He also discovered that an image could be made permanent by immersing it in salt!."Www@QuestionHome@Com